Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Tom Rosenthal • Uncontrollably • 2021




We tried to close your mouth when you died
We thought it looked undignified
We could not close it

I went to tell the nurse you had died
She looked like she did not really mind
I could not blame her

Then I took myself outside
I felt that you were more out there
If that makes sense

Then I started to cry
Uncontrollably
Man came up to me
Said, "Can I help?"
I said, "You know what? I don't think you can"
"But thanks"

Sun was so bright on the drive back
So much so for a moment I believed
In some kind of sun God
I slept surprisingly well that night
But I woke up early like I'm used to

Like you used to
Then I stared to cry
Uncontrollably
Time came up to me
No more help
Life in front of me
Life in front of me
Life in front of me
Life in front of me
Life in front of me (whoa)

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